“Whisper in my ear tonight, you know how to make me feel perfect.”
One-time X Factor contestant Nathaniel Willemse unexpectedly turned out one of the best Australian pop singles of the year with ‘You’.
Not many of homegrown acts could lay claim to dropping a debut single that sounds worthy of Usher, Justin Timberlake or Jesse McCartney. The crisp, metronomic beats that straddle between pop and R&B appears to be fashioned for a worldwide audience.
‘You’ does the job of any terrific pop song: it immediately sets the tone upon arrival and knocks you off your feet by the first chorus. The alluring opening verse and atmospheric vocals are pure sex but thankfully, Nathaniel’s got another trick in the bag: a killer falsetto hook that leeches itself to your brain.